M.M. Riches / The Crossing
When young novice Sister Anthony is assigned to St Cuthbert’s orphanage, she is ill-prepared for the shocking revelations that will challenge everything she believes and bring her into conflict with her superiors, her family and her church.
Colin Rogers / Of Gods, Guitars and Grafters
Four stories that draw upon both the author’s personal experiences and reflect his abiding curiosity about our social history and the manner in which people interact with each other.
Kathleen Fernandes / Wicked & Whimsical
From the pampered to the parsimonious, the strange to the ridiculous, this collection of short stories will amuse, tease and mystify. It will appeal to anyone who likes a laugh and who is bored reading about nice people.
Decima Wraxall / Stolen Fruit
A raw and real tale of pioneer life in the Australian bush against a background of World War Two.
Antonia Hildebrand / A Simple Twist of Fate
These stories show how your fate is twisted by choices you make.
Virgilio Goncalves / Quick as a Wink: 60 stories
Readers will find, within most stories, characters they identify with, either in vexed or, more usually, pleasant ways.
Jacqueline Lonsdale Cuerton / Prophecy & other stories
One remark can give rise to an idea which can lead to a variety of destinations.
Angus Gaunt / Black Rabbit
Angus Gaunt’s nasty little novel is about a man who stumbles towards a kind of redemption as he absents himself from society.
Sean Crawley / Dead People Don't Make Jam
In his unique and punchy style, Sean Crawley takes the reader from the bush to the coast, riding on city trains, and into the suburban lives of ordinary Australian families.
Alan C. Williams / The Rain, the Park and Other Things
The Rain, the Park and Other Things is Alan Williams's first collection of stories.
Steve Jacobs / Crossroads
The powerful stories collected in Crossroads deal with the viciousness of apartheid and show how that policy dehumanised South Africans.
Maureen Mendelowitz / What have you done
He's a man used to getting what he wants. Single-minded and focused, he sets goals and inevitably achieves his aims. He loves his wife. But love is a living thing. It needs constant nourishment. Although his love for her is ever-present, it is not burning brightly enough.
Rose Helen Mitchell / Long is the Way and Hard
Harry, an Australian veteran from World War I, and Caitlin, an English girl, meet briefly at the end of the war. When Caitlin writes to Harry with the news that her husband Patrick has died, and that she has given birth to a son, Joseph, they begin friendly correspondence. Through these letters, Harry’s feelings for Caitlin grow into love and he eventually proposes marriage to her.
Ian Coulls / Bookends
Reflecting a lifetime of travel and people from everywhere, Ian Coulls’s stories are drawn from Western, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern cultures.
Libby Sommer / Stories from Bondi
Stories from Bondi centre on women - their joys, doubts, loves and realisations.
Roslyn McFarland / All the Lives We've Lived
‘This is an exceptional novel - a work of the imagination edged with compelling reality.' - Robert Adamson
Leigh Swinbourne / Shadow in the Forest
Evelyn Carter, a young idealistic zoologist, travels to Tasmania as part of a project to keep that heat turned up. Deep in the wilderness, alone, she is confronted by an extraordinary event that will challenge both herself and her deep love of the natural world.
T.M. Collins / Until a Shrimp Learns to Whistle
A compellingly mordant yet profound and moving meditation on the ephemeral quality of our existence.
Anthony J. Langford / A Refugee's Rage
Two stories. Two individuals. One journey. One destiny.
Carol Patterson / State of the Heart
Carol Patterson’s arresting style infuses her short stories with fresh, vibrant life.